Average Bench: 86.1% (53rd of 1010)

Based on 109 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MD04ACA600

Very good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA600 6TB averaged just 13.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba MD04ACA600 6TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.39MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA600 6TB is 47.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA600 6TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 145MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 127MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 109 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 153 187
101 Write 145 190
57.3 Mixed 127 179
85.4 SusWrite 148 203
106% 143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.32 4K Read 2 4.49
0.47 4K Write 1.93 2.33
0.16 4K Mixed 0.39 1.1
162% 1.44 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 135 135 135 136 137 MB/s
Read 173
Write 170
Mixed 68.7
SusWrite 135
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
302% 2.27 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 152 136 136 140 139 MB/s
Read 148
Write 121
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 141
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 155 154 152 145 156 MB/s
Read 101
Write 101
Mixed 36.6
SusWrite 152
71% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
115% 0.73 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,250,268 HDDs tested.


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Typical MD04ACA600 6TB Builds (Compare 1,773 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 128%
Desktop 127%
Workstation 115%

Motherboard: Asrock Z370 Taichi - $219

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 116% - Outstanding Total price: $1,567

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